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The final day of Milan Fashion Week for men is upon us, and what better opportunity than to look at some of the highlights from the past few days. Here are Milan's top five luxury fashion shows for Autumn-Winter 16:
Salvatore Ferragamo
Massimiliano Giornetti’s starting point was a pair of shoes: Andy Warhol's paint dripped Oxfords. The collection was a euphoric mix of different colours, fabric and textures where classic tailoring met the contemporary urban gent. 

Roberto Cavalli
Peter Dundas presented his first menswear collection for luxury fashion label Roberto Cavalli, with many references to the Seventies, drawing on the styles of rock stars. Large overcoats were combined with skinny scarves and Fair Isle knits, whilst flared jeans were paired with Converse. In true Cavalli style, Dundas also included animal prints and leather for an exotic twist. Under the new designer, the Cavalli man is brimming with sartorial confidence. 

The sailor hats worn by the models at Prada suggested a nautical theme, and although there were sea-faring elements running through the collection, they were subtle. Combined with boxy shapes and clean lines the collection felt contemporary. Prints formed an important part of the collection, with artwork by the artist Christophe Chemin that resembled historical paintings.  

The Gucci menswear took place against a fully red backdrop. Alessandro Michele continued with his signature look - a nod to the seventies - by bringing in prints, heavy embroidery and colour clashes. It’s certainly not a discreet collection, but one that’ll undoubtedly delight Michele’s fans. 

The penchant for pyjamas as daywear is certainly one of the top trends for Autumn-Winter 16 - a recurring trope at the Milan menswear shows, the Fendi show even opened on a bath and robe and pyjama tousers combined with fur slippers. The standard silk option was cast aside, and Fendi opted instead for texture and pattern, which were to become two defining elements in the rest of the collection.